OK, so I’m not really old (haven’t reached masters status quite yet) and it was a gnat, but really it was not a great way to start my run. About a quarter of a mile in, I inhaled a gnat. Now, I have a very sensitive gag reflex. I can start gagging just by thinking about having something in my throat. So, I’m running along, gagging on the stupid gnat, trying to cough it up or swallow it or something. Meanwhile, this is engaging the same muscles that get seriously stretched when you have kids and I’ve had two of them. So, I spent the first mile of my run trying not to throw up from the bug or pee myself (and still managed to run a 9:24 pace). Ahh, dignity.
Thankfully, as I approached the beginning of mile 2, the bug went away. I figured I’d better head home or I was gonna be in trouble, but then I realized Jones’ school was open. I ducked in there and took care of the other problem. The next three miles involved hills and fartleks, but went by quickly. (9:13, 8:32, 9:02) All in all, it was a decent run after the first mile.
We leave tomorrow evening for my parents house. I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be nice to chill with the boys and just relax. I also get to run two races with my dad and finally meet to online friends that I “met” when I was pregnant with Jones. They aren’t RBFs, but they are running mommies, so they are each running one of the races I’m doing. Cool, huh?
Don’t worry, my parents have high speed internet, so you’ll hear from me. ;o)
19 thoughts on “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly”
Definitely cool! have a wonderful and safe trip, and i think i inhaled a few bugs today on my ride.
Have fun.I had a bug fly in my mouth on a bike ride once that left me fighting the gag reflex too. Stupid bugs!
I hate when I get bugs in my mouth….it happens to me a lot. LMAO at the double problem. Boy can I relate!Have a safe trip. I am bumming that I don't get to meet you this time around. Enjoy your trip and good luck on your races.
All that and you still managed a decent pace?? Wow. LOL – bugs are the WORST and they seem to be just drawn to my mouth, nose, eyes, ears… I think it's because I'm sucking so much wind that they're pulled into the vortex – much like a black hole.:D
So reaching masters status makes us old????? yikes.I am not sure if I have ever swallowed a bug, but I been spotted spitting crazily to get one out of my mouth. Not fun.Have fun visiting your parents. It sounds like a nice trip.
Ugh – I've inhaled a few bugs on the run for sure! No use trying to spit the little suckers out, but they don't swallow easy either. YUCK.
Have fun visiting your parents and running your races. A big Yuck to the gnat inhalation!
I hate the sweaty days with bugs when they stick to you EVERYWHERE! You can feel them creeping around in your bra an stuffs, blech.
I have swallowed many a gnat, and it never gets any easy to down those suckers!Have a safe trip.
Have a great visit! Enjoy the races and meeting your peeps!
I hate that feeling of needing to either cough up the bug or swallow it. Yeck.Have a great trip!
Gah, I hate swallowing bugs! There are swarms of them at one of the parks where I run and I am constantly gaggin on mouthfuls. Ew.Have a great little vacation!
Ugh, there's nothing worse than a bug in an orifice. ;)Have a great trip!
Swallowing bugs are the worst! But way to keep up the good pace :)Have fun this weekend! Sounds like it is going to be a good trip.
MCM Mama ate a gnat in DCI just can't seeWhy this happ'd in DCPerhaps she'll pee. …Shoot! That'll NEVER catch on! Perhaps if you started to live in a shoe …?But then your SON is named Shoo, and that'd just make your future posts confusing …Hmm …MCM Mama, the gnat-eating runnerWith thighs oversized, like a battleship gunnerSwallowed a bug that had ventured too near -Wash it all down with a shot and a beer! …Ooo! Sorry about the thighs crack. You may make fun of my nipples again on your next trip to my blog.Then … we're even.
Haha! This reminds me of the line from Overboard, when Goldie Hawn's character is riding in the back of Kurt Russell's characters truck: "I just…ate a bug!" Classic film.
I hate it when I inhale a bug. I try to just tell myself that's it good protein that I need…and try to hack it up as well as possible.
Have a great trip!I swollowed a bug yesterday too, and it was quite dramatic. I can only imagine how I must have looked to people on teh road.
I too have been force fed suicidal bugs while on the run. Seriously, don't they want a more dignified way of dying than gettin' in my belly? :)Enjoy your trip!